Q & A

Q & A



HUD's Multifamily Housing Office Sends Post-Shutdown Memo

February 15, 2019    

After the signing of the bill that temporarily ended the government shutdown on Jan. 25, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a memo regarding the resumption of asset management activities. The memo identified the priorities the staff will have in tackling the backlog of...

HUD Sends Proposed Changes to Disparate Impact Regulations to OMB

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently sent proposed changes to the disparate impact regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget. HUD’s disparate impact rule was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration and is used as a way to enforce the Fair...

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Families Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

February 15, 2019    

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) recently introduced legislation to provide greater choice and mobility to participants in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The...

NYCHA and HUD Announce Agreement for Third-Party Monitor

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently reached an agreement with the City of New York and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide a new roadmap forward for NYCHA that will address the longstanding issues at the housing authority’s sites.

Resident Can't Relitigate Injury Claim Against PHA

February 15, 2019    

Facts: A resident sued the local PHA and HUD for a fractured ankle he suffered when he slipped on a sidewalk in front of the site. The resident alleged that his lease requires the PHA “to maintain the dwelling unit and the project in decent, safe, and sanitary condition,...

Owner Can Evict Resident for Marijuana-Related Lease Violations

February 15, 2019